In celebration of the young athlete's accomplishments and sportsmanship, we asked outside hitter, Taylor Bates, to share her experience playing for the Florida and USAV High Performance teams, as well as her plans for the future.
CCA’s High School and Middle School Thespian Troupes competed in various theatre events at the Florida District Competitions. As the weekends unfolded, they represented Christ and their school so well!
Each year, a CCA family is chosen to receive a “Christmas Blessing” made possible by the Kaye Taylor Scholarship Fund. Mrs. Taylor, one of CCA’s most beloved Kindergarten teachers, went home to be with the Lord in March of 2016. Donations made to this fund honor her love for children and passion for Christian education.
Our school is taking technology integration to the next level as faculty pursue certification from the International Society for Technology in Education and spearhead a new effort to elevate curriculum.
Riley Michelin is the kind of student who will go out of her way to make friends with the new kid in class. As a young filmmaker, her talent speaks volumes. But it was her kind nature that led students and faculty to surprise her with a trip to New York City to see her short film “Hey, Dad" live at the All American High School Film Festival.
When twin sisters Emily and Amanda Gale left their public school to finish out high school at Calvary Christian Academy, they were surprised to find a community guided by a common goal—to grow in relationship with Christ.
Naomi Peyton, International Student Director, was featured on Moody Radio to discuss how people all over South Florida can get involved in SOS Venezuela. We're excited to see how God provides for this mission to help save lives!
10th grade CCA student, Andrew Painter, has been playing baseball since he was three years old. All those afternoons playing catch with dad paid off when he was selected to play on the USA Baseball 15u National Team this summer. We sat down with him and his mother, Leslie, to discuss his experience, his work ethic, and his second year at CCA.
Ever felt like there was just something in school you couldn’t quite get the hang of? How about for your child? Discover three tested strategies that will improve your child’s listening and learning skills that you can practice at home!
Calvary Athletics is proud to announce Coach Jorge Miranda's return to the Eagles Baseball Program to serve as assistant coach under Alan Kunkel. Miranda coached with Kunkel in the program’s first state championship season in 2016. He then spent a two year stint at Chaminade Madonna building a solid program in that time. In addition to coaching baseball for the Eagles, he will also be assisting in the Health and Fitness Center in the first semester to build relationships with the student body as a whole.
A new milestone is on the horizon—preschool! You're excited but you're also having visions of your 3-year old kicking and screaming on the classroom floor. Learn more about how to help your child cope with separation anxiety.
Six young members of the National Art Honor Society at CCA traveled to Paris, where they saw God move in an unexpected way. Senior Gabriela Lehmann shares about her cross-cultural experience studying art in Paris, France.
Congratulations to Hannah Alvarado, who was recognized last night at the 60th Annual Silver Knight Awards presentation in the category of Science for her scholarship, and many talents in establishing and heading Calvary Christian Academy’s student science club.
It has been 3 months since the tragic events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and we still face very real challenges in the culture of young people. Like never before, we have seen acts of anger, frustration, and fear. As a youth ministry leader, I see very real pain in the lives of teenagers on a daily basis. I firmly believe we can start changing this, but it has to start at home.
On Wednesday, May 9, Calvary Christian hosted Westminster Christian in the FHSAA Class 4A Regional Semifinal. Christian Scott pitched a complete game while the offense would put up nine runs on thirteen hits. Just a few weeks earlier, the Warriors handed CCA a heart-wrenching 3-2 loss.
On Thursday, May 3 at 7:00 PM, the Eagles stepped on the diamond to face the tournament host, Westminster Academy for the FHSAA Class 4A District 7 Championship. The Eagles posted two runs in the first inning, and seven runs in the sixth, while WA could plate just one run in the third inning. CCA will host the regional semifinal game on Wednesday, May 9 at 4:00 PM against either Westminster Christian or Florida Christian.
On Friday, May 4, Danny Ferro, outran all of his competition at the FHSAA Track & Field State Championships in Jacksonville, Florida. Ferro defended his state title in the 800 at the 2A level, but also notched the fastest time for all four classifications.
I recently attended a workshop for directors of early childhood programs. The instructor asked us all to take a minute and write down as many favorite childhood memories as we could think of — one memory per sticky note. We then categorized each sticky note into two groups: indoor activities and outdoor activities. What we saw surprised us.
What do you do when everything around you is in direct conflict with what you believe God has promised? For Priscilla, hearing God whisper “I am bringing you out of darkness into light” was just the beginning of a journey with exhilarating highs and crushing lows.
To whom much is given, much is required. Wyky Jean knows that he has been given so much because he didn’t have it for most of his childhood. What he provides to students today is what he hungered for before coming to CCA. God provided him a culture where he was loved, challenged and inspired, because of a generous donor’s gift, it’s what he now shares.
Your 2018 Lady Eagles Beach Volleyball Team traveled to Tavares, Florida to defend their state championship. The team went 6-0 in the tournament to capture their 2nd consecutive state championship. The Lady Eagles went on to win the Challenger Cup against West Orange High School in the public vs private championship. Congratulations to the CCA 2018 beach volleyball!
On behalf of the CCA Athletics Department and all of us at CCA, we congratulate our student–athletes who are moving on to compete at the collegiate level! We are so proud of you and we are excited to see how you shine for Christ.
The need for new innovators, thinkers, and problem solvers to fill the expanding job opportunities in STEM related fields is growing every year. The challenge in education is that most students have determined their opinion of math and science before they reach high school. So, how do we positively influence that opinion?
Over spring break, CCA’s Thespian Troupe 6817 competed and performed at the Florida State Thespian Festival with thousands of other theatre students from across the state. They represented our school and the Lord so well, bringing home a record-breaking number of awards!
About 1.6 million juniors entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2016 PSAT and from that number less than 1% of US high school seniors qualified as a semifinalist. From these approximately 16,000 Semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the finalist level and be designated as a National Merit Scholar. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.
In the rush of the holiday season, the emotional needs of children can sometimes go unmet. Parents are hosting dinners and parties, volunteering extra time at church, or working longer hours to purchase those special gifts. Teen anxiety and depression are growing epidemics in America, and it’s important to remember that emotional and mental stresses don’t take a vacation for the holidays.
Calvary Christian Academy thespian students competed against 18 other schools in One Act and Individual Events at District Competitions and brought home Excellent and Superior ratings. The best will move on to compete at the Florida State Thespian Festival this spring.
Special congratulations to senior Ariel Feldman, who brought home the Critic's Choice Award for Makeup Design for The Mystery of Irma Vep!
Not far behind a child’s first words is the word “mine”. And if you have multiple children, you may be familiar with the sound of siblings sparring over a toy or the front seat. To be generous means to be “liberal in giving or sharing; unselfish”. The best way to teach children to be generous is by modeling it for them. Here are some ways you can model generosity for your family.
The holidays are a special time of year to remember what’s really important and make memories with the ones we love. But sometimes, especially in Florida, it can be difficult to get into the Christmas spirit. There aren’t exactly “chestnuts roasting on an open fire” anywhere in sight. So, we’ve put together a list of Broward County Christmas events, crafts, and activities for the entire family to enjoy together as you celebrate the season that commemorates the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
When Calvary Christian Academy opened 17 years ago, we adopted Deuteronomy 6 as the foundation for our mission of making disciples. We believe strongly that discipleship begins in the home, and as parents and teachers work together to impress God’s truths on the hearts of our young Eaglets, they will be equipped to live the abundant life God has for them.
We are excited to celebrate with these student athletes and their families as they sign their National Letter of Intent. We are proud, not only of their performance on the field of competition, but for how they glorify our Lord through their gifts and talents.
On a mission trip to Mexico in 2013, a Calvary Christian Academy junior noticed something about the local children; many of them didn’t have shoes. After spending much of his time connecting and playing with them, he knew he couldn’t return home without trying to help — but how?
Kevin Enders, father of five, and active foster parent, never really gave Christian education a thought. Having only recently recommitted his life to the Lord, he wasn’t sure if the added cost of a private school, and the longer commute was necessary, or even possible. But, he found out that God has a way of bringing people into our lives at the right time to make significant change.
This story begins at the 2016 Florida High School Lacrosse All Star Game where CCA Lacrosse Coach and Theology Teacher, Adam Bond, coached alongside Scott Rickard, coach and ESE teacher at Immokalee High School. Leading players side by side, Adam and Scott quickly discovered they shared a kindred philosophy for coaching: “player over program”. Their desire to invest in not only the talent but also the character of their young players led to a friendship that soon brought their teams together to play in the next season.
Children are a heritage from the Lord; offspring are a reward from Him. —Psalm 127:3
In this season of political debating and campaigning, I’m reminded of the legacy each of our previous presidents left for our country over the course of its history. Some of them have left a great and lasting legacy, but others are remembered more for the negative impact their decisions or policies had on the United States of America.
On Monday, August 7, Calvary Christian Academy held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the grand opening of our newly redesigned clinic. Thanks to a sponsorship from HCA East Florida, the students at CCA will enjoy the best care in a state-of-the-art facility.
In recent years, our education system has moved away from the arts toward the sciences, a switch that is arguably appropriate given that careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) have grown at almost twice the rate of others.
Prior to the break, our early childhood program connected with Tiffanie Holm, principal of Innovation Charter School (ICS), to see if we could provide Christmas for a family in need. She shared with us that one of their families was in crisis. A grandma, who was battling cancer herself, suddenly found herself the sole provider and caregiver for her three grandchildren after her daughter became paralyzed in the upper body during childbirth.
Last month, the Best Christian Workplaces Institute certified Calvary Christian Academy as a 2017 Best Christian Workplace! We are both humbled and honored by this overwhelmingly positive response from our staff, particularly after receiving such high marks from our community during our accreditation process.